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GP wants to pay Tk575cr to BTRC in instalments

  • Published at 08:06 pm January 26th, 2020
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The Supreme Court on November 24 last year ordered GP to pay BTRC Tk2,000 crore in three months, the telecom regulator’s total audit claim (as dues) from the mobile operator being Tk12,579 crore

Grameenphone (GP) on Sunday filed a review petition with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court seeking its permission to pay Tk575 crore in 12 equal monthly instalments to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC.)

The Supreme Court on November 24 last year ordered GP to pay BTRC Tk2,000 crore in three months, the telecom regulator’s total audit claim (as dues) from the mobile operator being Tk12,579 crore.

Failure to do so could result in BTRC taking measures—including appointing administrators— against Grameenphone.

Both GP and Robi in late August filed cases with the court, challenging the audit claims of BTRC.

Telenor Asia, parent company of GP, also sent a notice to President Abdul Hamid in October, seeking arbitration concerning the audit dispute.